First introduced back in 1998, Bossard SmartBin was created to help our customers streamline their processes and become more efficient in procurement.
So what is SmartBin?
It boils down to a combination of bins and specially developed weight sensors. By checking current stock levels on a regular basis and automatically ordering a predefined quantity once a minimum level has been reached, SmartBin essentially manages itself.
You can even determine if the parts are to be sent to your warehouse or the direct point of use.
There are also different versions of SmartBin, depending on what your needs are. SmartBin Flex, SmartBin Mobile and SmartBin Classic are what you have to choose from.
SmartBin Flex is automated, requires no power connection and can be placed wherever needed. Relying on signals that are transmitted wirelessly, SmartBin Flex eliminates wait times and reduces goods movement, allowing the material to be sent directly to the point of use.
SmartBin Mobile is the perfect solution for when your processes involve the integration of large objects or changing work environments. Mobile trolleys are outfitted with SmartBin Mobile, relying on wireless communication and requiring a battery for power.
SmartBin Classic is best suited for centralized and decentralized Kanban pools. This is the ideal application because SmartBin Classic is capable of managing small parts of just a few grams per bin to high volumes and large parts of up to 1,000 kilograms per pallet.
For a more comprehensive guide to Bossard SmartBin, be sure to check out our video.
Interested in learning more about Bossard SmartBin and how it can make your processes more efficient? Don’t hesitate to contact Bossard at ProvenProductivity@bossard.com.